Londonderry man stabbed in Richmond

A MAN has been stabbed during a fight in Richmond over the weekend.

In the attack on Saturday night, a 31 year-old Londonderry man was stabbed with what police have described as a ‘‘sharp cutting instrument’’ outside Richmond Inn on the corner of March and East Market Street, at about 10.45pm.

Police said the altercation between a group of roughly six men and four females and another man, who was standing out the front of the premises waiting for a taxi, started after the group was denied entry to the busy establishment by security guards.

It is believed the man who was waiting for the taxi had told the group to move on before a fight broke out which resulted in him being stabbed in the ribs.

He was rushed to Hawkesbury Hospital suffering a collapsed lung.

Witnesses at the scene described the attack as “shocking” and “violent.”

Hawkesbury Local Area Command Inspector Paul McHugh said they were confident of making an arrest in relation to the matter. 

“Police have already interviewed a number of people in relation to the matter, who were later released without charge. We would like to hear from anyone in the community who may have information in relation to the case.’’

Police from Hawkesbury Local Area Command are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information that may assist their inquiries to contact Windsor Police on 4587 4099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile, angry residents have taken to the Gazette Facebook page to express their concern about increased alcohol-fuelled violence on our streets.

“How much has Hawkesbury night life changed in 19 years,” one resident posted.

“I’m scared for my two children and what the future night life will be.”

 “This is horrible that these things keep happening in our local community, this is one of the reasons I don’t go out at night anymore,” another posted.